Notes for week of March 28th
Notes for week of March 28th History 3460
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March 28, 2016 Learned Women Scala, only woman from Florence who really has much renowned Most learned women came from Milan and Venice Around 20 women had published letters during Renaissance Italy Fedele learned humanist Latin as a girl o Isabella Castille invited her to join her court, but Fedele was kept home because she brought a sense of nobility there but it was still a huge honor Delivered a number of orations in public, however, her opportunities were severely limited th By 16 century learned women were more influential Vittoria Colonna married into a powerful family in Naples close friend of Michelangelo Had a castle on the island she would retire too during the summer and invited writes, poets, and intellectuals Theres an idea that women didn’t have a Renaissance, this isn’t true, but what really happened was women were so educated because of their fathers wanting them to be well read and well versed Boccacia does a full outline of famous women in history, and dedicates it to a countess in Florence, says this will sway her towards virtue. To learn from the women he writes about for their good and bad He writes women shouldn’t wear makeup more pleasing to God The praise he gives to women in the book is limited and often backhanded Book is also for men, men should be embarrassed if women surpass them Hortensia a great orator, but learned it all from her father. It was said her delivery was better than mens Semiramis (said to be the daughter of a fish goddess) was a powerful ruler. Story said she was braiding her hair when she learned bologna defected to her son in law and she stopped mid braid and took it back. There was a gold statue allegedly of her with half her hair braided in her honor. However, Boccacia writes that she was carnal and incestuous He writes if she were a man this would have been amazing, however, she had “burning carnal desires” Christine de Pizan born in Venice in 1300s o Moved to paris and married when she was 15, her husband died when she was 25 o Wrote a book called the city of ladies about women creating their own city, governed by rulers named Reason, Rectitude, and Justice o Prof. mentions pg 202 in his book Goggio wrote about famous women and said that no man could compare to semiramus Forestic also wrote about her and said she had relations with a horse Prof. mentions pf. 277 in Findlen book unbecoming for women to be educated Learning vs. Chastity 281-282 Feminine, passion, virtue, public learnedness more articulate, deeply learned. Women were assumed to be unchaste if they were educated Bottom of findlen pg 290 o Individuals defined by power and social structure o Women were not allowed in the social structure, women not allowed in public context Adam and Eve, eve is always seen as the one to blame